Tom Quillin selected Monday to replace Mike Osborne

A 40-year-old Intel manager has been appointed to the Beaverton School Board.

On Monday, the board selected Tom Quillin as its newest member, replacing Mike Osborne who died last spring.

Quillin was named the applicant of choice in a 5-to-1 vote in a field that attracted five other residents interested in the position. Board member Ann Jacks supported Dawn Bonder, a former member of the district's budget committee who ran unsuccessfully against Osborne in the last election for the Zone 2 position.

A Bethany-area resident, Quillin said he was 'very excited' to be on board. Quillin is the father of three children, one who is in preschool, the other two who attend Findley Elementary School.

An ecosystem development manager for Intel's business client group, Quillin has lived in the district for eight years. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Iowa and a master of business administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Before voting, board members described the attributes they wanted to see in a new board member.

Jeff Hicks said he was looking for someone with the ability to collaborate with other board members. Board member Chuck Meyer said he was looking for someone with business acumen who would be compatible with the existing board.

Other qualities the board said were important knowledge of the district and carrying on Osborne's board philosophy.

Board Chairwoman Priscilla Turner said she wanted someone who could work with the board and respect the opinions of others. Also, she said she wanted to bring the views of other younger parents on board 'because we're all getting older.'

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